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Howdy Folks!

We are Jenna and Dominic, a newlywed expat couple. Both of us have lived away from our home countries (U.S. for me and England for Dom) for many years. We both met in Honduras  where I was teaching kindergarten in a small village school, while Dom was backpacking through Central America. Don’t want to get too cheesy about it, but it was kind of the love at first sight thing….

Three years after meeting (which involved two years living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan), we tied the knot in Plan de la Tour, France.We’ve been traveling ever since, and are currently looking for a new home, as we’ve found the expat life suits us.

About Jenna:


I’m a native Texan who has been hopping around teaching/traveling since 2010 . During this time, I have traveled to over 30 countries. Today, I live this beautiful life as a yoga teacher/student, and Holistic Health Coach, as my intention is to make the world a better place by helping people make better decisions with their forks….or chopsticks.

I love Ashtanga yoga, vegan cuisine, and could drink my weight in cold pressed green juice. To find out more about health and wellness, or if you are interested in online health coaching sessions with me, you can visit me over at my health blog Healthier Notions.

About Dom:


Originally from England, I have been living and working overseas – mainly in Asia – since 2005. I’m an avid birder  and I am keeping a record of my field trips – and my 2016 World Year List on my blog DomtheBirder.com. So far I have seen 2,127 bird species. I am also studying for my MA in Education as I have a passion for teaching.

All photographs on Nomad Notions are the author’s unless otherwise stated.


  1. Hi Jenna, I just started reading your blog, and I’m loving it. I’m about to head off to Nicaragua to teach (solo 23 year old woman) and your experiences are reassuring – maybe I’m not as crazy as I thought I was! Thanks for writing 🙂

    • indofire says:

      Thanks! Glad they were able to provide you with some insight 🙂 Where in Nica will you be teaching? It is such a lovely country, you are going to love it!

      • Ahh great post, I felt exactly the same way boefre moving to Barcelona! I did the same thing for a guy, only let’s just say he turned out to be no Mario. Almost everything that could have gone wrong in my life did in the first six months and it was still totally 100% worth it. Hope everything goes much more smoothly for you, and good luck on your new adventures!

  2. You are very brave Jenna…

  3. Anyone who uses ‘namaste’ in their vocabulary instantly gets my seal of approval 😉

  4. I just teared up looking at your picture. I really miss you.

  5. Oh I know that feeing… Ive been back in my home country for a while now but am so ready for my next adventure. Im coming to Kaohsiung next month, can’t wait 🙂

    • That’s great, Sam! Are you planning on moving here in hopes of teaching or are you just coming for a visit? Let me know if you need anything when you get here-advice,help with finding a job, etc. I am more than happy to help!

      • I am planning on moving there Jenna with hopes of teaching yes (its looking like 26 June is the day). I did just over a year in Tokyo which was awesome.Thanks so much… I would love to hook up.. always love meeting fellow yogis..hehe. See you soon!

    • Sweet! Shoot me a message when you arrive and we can meet for a meal (you can find my email under the contact link on my page). I will be at a yoga retreat until June 30 though. Looking forward to meeting you. Safe travels!

  6. Hi Jenna,
    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award: http://ninstravelog.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/versatile-blogger-award/ because I are really enjoy your blog. Enjoy!

  7. Jenna good for you! It is a tough thing to go against the grain of society and if travel brings you eternal happiness than why wait right. I really hate spammy comments so I won’t leave a link, however if you are interested I have an intriguing article named “Bugger society, travel!” That seems as though you could totally relate. Cheers to you and keep living the dream

    • Thank, Jaryd!! I am definitely interested, as I love to hear what other like minded travelers have to say! I just received your email, and will respond soon. It might not be until Monday though because I’m leaving for Hong Kong early tomorrow for holiday.

  8. Hi, Jenna! I really enjoyed reading your posts! I’m looking forward to hearing more from you! Cheers! 🙂

    • Thanks for checking out the blog, Bela! Enjoy your time in the U.S 🙂 I hope to get the chance to visit the Philippines while I am living in Taiwan. Any recommendations on a place to visit?

      • We have really good white beaches. If you are a beach party person who would love to do a lot of beach activities, go to Boracay. If you are a nature lover who would rather enjoy nature at its quiet best, go to Palawan. Those two are the most popular beaches that we have. You could also check out Cebu, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Sulu and other Philippine beaches. Hope it helps! 🙂

      • Thanks for the tips. I’m a beach person, but I like quiet.Have you been to Coron? I hear it’s nice as well.

      • I haven’t been there yet but I’m planning to visit the place on July. I’ve heard from my friends who were able to visit the place that it’s really nice there.

  9. Hey Jenna! I really enjoy your blog and your outlook on life in general. I have decided to nominate you for the Liebster Award. You can read more about it here: http://cartasdecourtney.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/the-first-liebster-award/

  10. Hii!! Just checking in Expats blogs since im moving with my husband to the Netherlands! We live in Honduras! Great to read your lice story started here! Regards!

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